The Sensory-Sensitive Child

Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior

by Karen A. Smith PhD, Karen R. Gouze PhD

On Sale: 05/03/2005

The Sensory-Sensitive Child

Practical Solutions for Out-of-Bounds Behavior

by Karen A. Smith PhD, Karen R. Gouze PhD

On Sale: 05/03/2005

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About the Book

In a book likely to transform how parents manage many of their child's daily struggles, Drs. Smith and Gouze explain the central and frequently unrecognized role that sensory processing problems play in a child's emotional and behavioral difficulties. Practicing child psychologists, and themselves parents of children with sensory integration problems, their message is innovative, practical, and, above all, full of hope.

A child with sensory processing problems overreacts or underreacts to sensory experiences most of us take in stride. A busy classroom, new clothes, food smells, sports activities, even hugs can send such a child spinning out of control. The result can be heartbreaking: battles over dressing, bathing, schoolwork, social functions, holidays, and countless other events. In addition, the authors say, many childhood psychiatric disorders may have an unidentified sensory component.

Readers Will Learn:

  • The latest scientific knowledge about sensory integration
  • How to recognize sensory processing problems in children and evaluate the options for treatment
  • How to prevent conflicts by viewing the child's world through a "sensory lens"
  • Strategies for handling sensory integration challenges at home, at school, and in twenty-first century kid culture

The result: a happier childhood, a more harmonious family, and a more cooperative classroom. This thoroughly researched, useful, and compassionate guide will help families start on a new path of empowerment and success.

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Critical Praise

“Wise and well-written.” - Carol Kranowitz, M.A., author of The Out-of-Sync Child: Recognizing and Coping with Sensory Processing Disorder

“A wonderful resource. . .helpful because of the combination of professional expertise and personal experiences--a unique contribution.” - Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., O.T.R., Director, Sensory Processing Treatment and Research (STAR) Center, The Children's Hospital, Denver, CO

“A ‘must-read’ for parents and professionals. I highly recommend this book.” - Sharon A. Cermak, Ed.D., O.T.R./L., F.A.O.T.A., Professor of Occupational Therapy, Boston University

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060527181
  • ISBN 10: 0060527188
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 05/03/2005
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:16.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General
  • BISAC2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Children with Special Needs
  • BISAC3 : PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child

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